Back in 2001, Afroman did a song Because I Got High. That song started out on the Internet and then went viral. It mostly dealt with the problems of smoking weed.
Last week Afroman came out with a new version of Because I Got High, with very different lyrics, this version calls for legalizing pot and extols its virtues. Though light-hearted, it does speak some interesting truths, and we analyze a bit of the song’s lyrics below.
“I used to drink beer and wine, but then I got high.”Cannabis is showing promising results for leading some people away from excessive alcohol consumption.
“Anxiety attacks, but then I got high. I used to take Xanax, but then I got high No more prescription pills and I know why. Because I got high, because I got high, because I got high.” A legitimate study recently found states that have legalized medical marijuana have 25 percent fewer opioid-related deaths.”
“The state made revenue, because I got high. They built a school or two, because I got high.” Both Washington and Colorado are going to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues from cannabis.
“I don’t have to buy from gang bangers shooting craps, if it’s legalized.” Every state that has legalized medical or recreational marijuana has strict standards aimed at preventing criminals from getting involved in a legal marijuana business. The more marijuana sold on the legal market, with the profits going into the pockets of legitimate businesspeople, the less marijuana sold on the illegal market, with the profits going into the pockets of “gang bangers.”
Don’t you agree?